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EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD SEQUEL… 2NARAMA

January 11th, 2013


Facebookphenomenon TOONARAMA returns to celebrate TOON-tastic 2-somes and the 25th Anniversary of the Melbourne Midsumma Festival!2NARAMA is a cartoon exhibition of 50 limited edition digital artwork caricature prints featuring a collection of Incredible Icons, Cool Celebrities, Community Cuties, Sexy Sports Stars and Fabulous Friends by celebrity cartoonist BRETT WILLIS.

TOON-tastic 2-somes include Celebrity TV chefs Nigella Lawson & Audrey Gordon, STORM Stars Billy Slater & Matt Duffie, Dance Idols Ricky Martin & Beyonce, Aussie Icons Dame Edna Everage & Sir Les Patterson, Fabulous TV Friends Karen & Jack and more…
including special tributes to Pokey’s Legend Renee Scott, fabulous showgirl Pusswah Willow and actor Heath Ledger!

BIO
Growing up in the 80′s on a diet of glamorous Angel detectives, buff mutant superheroes and Material Girl video clips, Melbourne Freelance Cartoonist BRETT WILLIS developed an insatiable taste for Popular Culture and the cult of Celebrity.

Inspired to draw as a child by comic book superhero artwork, Brett’s first published work was at age 12 in Larry Pickering’s book CARTOONS BY AUSTRALIAN KIDS, and has since produced an extensive variety of cartoon and illustration work for children’s books, TV show merchandise, magazines, newspapers, websites, corporate promotions, and successful solo exhibitions showcasing his “bright, bold and sexy cartoon style”.

Cartoon clients include pyjama designs for Peter Alexander Sleepwear, Licensed merchandise for hit children’s TV shows Hi-5 & Cushion Kids, Illustrations for Educational Workbooks, Little Golden Books, Virgin, Genesis & Re.Creation Health Clubs, Banner caricatures for Brisbane Lions & West Coast Eagles AFL clubs, Illustrations for MCV newspaper, DNA & Qantas magazines and regular newspaper spot illustrations, cartoon strips and covers.With a large fan following online, TOONARAMA showcases the hottest celebrity caricatures @ facebook & tumblr, and CARTOON HOTTIE of the WEEK by cartoonist BRETT WILLIS fabulously features on
celebrity style website www.adrianerdedi.com/

2NARAMA Opening Night
Friday 11th January 6-8pm

ArtBoy Gallery
99 Greville Street, Prahran.
T: 03 99398993
www.artboygallery.com

Open Monday – Friday 10 to 6pm
Saturday – 10 to 5pm
Sunday – 11 to 4pm

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StonningTOON – The Exhibition!

October 31st, 2011

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StonningTOON – The Exhibition!
A caricature collection of cool celebrities, sexy sports stars, community cuties and fabulous friends who live or work in the famous Melbourne City of Stonnington!
Caricatures include Stonnington Mayor Melina Sehr, Stonnington CR Tim Smith, members of Prahran Police, Stonnington residents pyjama king Peter Alexander, Drag superstar Paris, celebrity hairdresser Lillian Frank, Herald Sun columnist Luke Dennehy, Collingwood footballer Paul Licuria, Carlton AFL star Chris Judd & model wife Rebecca Judd, members of local sporting groups the Prahran Assumption VFL, Melbourne Rugby Club, Prahran Cricket club, Melbourne STORM and more.

StonningTOON features hand drawn digitally coloured limited edition caricature artwork prints by local cartoonist BRETT WILLIS as part of the first of The Publican Gallery series of artist group exhibitions 11.11.11 @ The Prince Maximilian!

11.11.11 features works by Abstract artist Helen Pollard, Cartoonist Brett Willis, Painter Amelia Lackmann, Photographer Shannon Boh and Figurative painter Kylie Baudino.

11.11.11 Opening Night – Friday 11th November 6-8pm
Upstairs @ The Prince Maximilian
30 Commercial Road, Prahran.
T: 03 9939 7870

For more information please contact The Publican Gallery curator
Helen Pollard
T: 0415 039 791
E: helenpoll@hotmail.com

or

Brett Willis
T: 0412027936
E: brettwilliscartoons@yahoo.com.au

brettwilliscartoons.com and TOONARAMA present:
StonningTOON -THE COMPETITION!

To celebrate facebook page TOONARAMA’s upcoming 200th Cartoon Hottie of the Week and the Opening of StonningTOON -The Exhibition, simply enter StonningTOON – The Competition to win a caricature of your own!

HOW TO ENTER:
1/. “Like” The facebook page TOONARAMA
2/. Write on TOONARAMA’s wall:
a/ Your favourite existing CARTOON HOTTIE caricature and
b/ Nominate a famous face you would like see featured @ TOONARAMA!

THE PRIZE:
The winner will be chosen @ random with the winning wall poster receiving a CARTOON HOTTIE caricature of their choice (either of themself, a friend or favourite celebrity) which will appear as the TOONARAMA facebook page’s 200th CARTOON HOTTIE, as well as being featured in the upcoming StonningTOON exhibition. The lucky winner will also receive a framed signed limited edition print of their caricature from the exhibition!

Wanna be a CARTOON HOTTIE? Entries close Friday 4th November 2011!

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CARTOON SAINT HOTTIE – Nick Riewoldt

January 5th, 2011

CARTOON SAINT HOTTIE

6’3 tall marking forward Australian Rules footballer and current captain of the AFL team St Kilda SAINTS, well known for his leadership skills, marking ability and athleticism, named captain of the 2009 All-Australian Team, winner of the 2009 Trevor Barker Award for St Kilda’s best and fairest player setting a new club record of five career best and fairest awards, and St Kilda’s leading goal kicker in 2009… NICK RIEWOLDT!

FUN FACTS: The sizzling Saint is currently embroiled in an online scandal with nude photos of himself and other players posted on facebook. Click the thumbnail below to see!

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CARTOON SEXIEST HOTTIE – Chris Knights

September 20th, 2010

CARTOON SEXIEST HOTTIE

Sensational 6’1 firepower forward footballer from the Adelaide CROWS AFL team with a mean kick, killer abs and pin-up boy good looks who appears in the Naked For A Cause charity calendar to raise funds for The McGrath Foundation and others… CHRIS KNIGHTS!

FUN FACTS: Following rounds of nominations and hundreds of votes from fans on the www.GayFooty.com.au website, CHRIS KNIGHTS has been named SEXIEST PLAYER 2010!

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Ben Cousins – Such Is Life – Part 2

August 30th, 2010

What a clown. There’s no point really discussing him. All the documentary did was try and glamorise him, which as a decent sports person it didn’t achieve. But as an absolutely disrespectful person, it has glamorised him. Why do we even bother to talk about people like him – giving them the time and publicity they want and achieve. The media is ridiculous – myself inclusive.

The end.

Ben Cousins – Such Is Life – Part 1

August 26th, 2010

In 2008 a 2 part documentary about Ben Cousins’ drug addiction was produced and directed by Mushroom.

All the radio shows and morning TV shows discussed whether they thought it would be good or bad for children to watch the documentary called “Such Is Life”.

So after it aired on Wednesday night – was it good or was it bad?

I don’t think it was either – but I do think it was completely pointless. What did this doco strive to achieve? Educate children about the destruction drugs can cause? Educate adults on the destruction drugs can cause? Or was it just a biography on his life?

If you ask me, I think the show is just glamorising him even more… “Oooooh we now love Ben, he is so sweet and ooooh we give him sympathy now”. He was sitting there with his crisply capped teeth, speaking about his life and what he did. Not once did he feel bad or regret what he’s done. He sits there telling the stories. Yes he admits he’s a drug addict, but all the bad things he said were quickly covered with a positive.

Now if I were a 14 or 15 year old boy watching that, I would be thinking “hey, I’m going to take drugs, it made me popular with the popular people and look at that, I’ll come out of it fine, my life will be fine”. To me, all it has done is show that drugs can affect your life, but you can come back good from it, and still have everything at the same time.

All the media, and the documentary call him a hero, or a Prince. He is neither. He is lucky. He is lucky that he is not dead. I don’t understand why he is called this. Why he is a super-star? Why?

He sits there in his Armani jacket laughing about fleeing the booze bus, running through houses, jumping roofs, and swimming about 1km across a river to get away from police.

He pleads about how he has never taken performance enhancing drugs during or before a game. Fair enough.

On and on and on the doco goes… Talking about Ben and what happened next. He refers to the police as “they”, he constantly defends himself. He laughs about what happened.

So what was the point? I think Ben Cousins was paid a huge amount of money to open up his life to the cameras. He has fantastic publicists, amazing managers and very smart people marketing him. This was boring – it was like watching a series about criminals and their crimes, just the story but no point for telling it.

This documentary was beautifully edited, the honesty from all involved was raw, but it lacked meaning, it lacked education, it lacked a point.

Part 2, the conclusion to come tomorrow.

Molly Meldrum – An Icon With Australia’s Most Famous Hat

March 15th, 2010

Hat wearing music producer, Host of the iconic ABC TV pop music show COUNTDOWN, contestant on DANCING WITH THE STARS, music reporter for channel 7 and described as ”The single most important person in the Australian pop industry for forty years”… IAN “MOLLY” MELDRUM!

FUN FACT: A huge footy fan, Molly is the Number One ticket holder for his favourite AFL team The St Kilda SAINTS and NRL team The Melbourne Storm!

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